Premier League star set to snub ‘£30m offer’ from Newcastle United owners

The winger is out of contract at Crystal Palace this summer and has been linked with a move to Saudi Arabia
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Wilfried Zaha is set to reject a mega-money move to Saudi Arabian side Al-Nassr amid interest from Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain, according to reports.

The 30-year-old returned for a second spell to the Eagles in 2015 after spending three years at the club between 2010 and 2013 before leaving for Manchester United. He has made 458 appearances for the club, scoring 90 goals and providing 76 appearances.

The Guardian report he has been offered a two-year deal at Al-Nassr, worth an eye-watering £30m per year. However, he is set to turn down a move which was made by ex-Man United star Cristiano Ronaldo earlier this year.

Al-Nassar are 75 per cent owned by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund, who also own an 80 per cent stake in Premier League side Newcastle United.

Last week, PIF announced it had taken majority ownership of Saudi Arabia’s four leading clubs Al-Ittihad, Al-Ahli, Al-Nassr and Al-Hilal.

Huge investment is being made in the Saudi Pro League following Ronaldo’s move to the country. Karim Benzema has agreed a move to Al-Ittihad who are also set to sign departing Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante. Luka Modric is being linked with a transfer to Al-Hilal, after the club failed in their attempt to sign Lionel Messi despite offering him a staggering £345m a season.

Despite the mega-money offer for Zaha, he appears to be keen in staying in Europe with PSG and Marseille showing an interest in the player. He was offered a new four-year deal at Palace in April, worth £10m a season.

Reports in France by Le Parisien claim Zaha has already held talks with PSG, who are looking at a number of free agents this summer. He is popular with the club’s hierarchy as both parties try to come to an agreement.

Zaha missed the end of the season due to injury but is expected to be fit ahead of the start of the 2023-24 campaign.